Here we are at day 4 of the challenge. Before I go into my best memory from the game, I have to say that this has been an incredible experience so far, and I am thoroughly enjoying this!
Okay, enough with the gushing, and on to my best in game memory. Like so many people who have tackled this topic, I can’t pick any single time in game that stands out as “the one.” Do I go with my very first raid? Yes, it was Kara, I wasn’t together enough in Vanilla to even attempt raiding. What about the time I first topped 10K gold? Believe it or not, that wasn’t until Cataclysm. I have too many alts that demand too much of my gold. What about when I opened my Oracle egg and found the green proto-drake? That was pretty cool.
I think my best WoW memory is from the Burning Crusade days. I was running a little Draenei priest through the starting area, and stopped to throw a few random heals at a draenei shaman who was fighting a few of those little ravager thingies. We wound up chatting a little bit, added each other to our respective friends lists, and went on about our ways. As time goes on, we introduce each other to our mains, she introduces me to her husband, who played a dwarf pally, and we become inseparable. We round out our regular 5 man team with two other guys that she has grouped with, and we have an incredible dungeon team. Squirrel tanks on his pally, Dev shoots things on her hunter, Qaraq dances around in boomkin form , Shadow mages it up, and I toss around green glowies on my shaman. I say incredible not because we are incredibly skilled, but because we have fun with it. Lots of fun. Squirrel had a way of pulling things that made it incredibly hard to heal, only because I was laughing so hard.
I remember our first time in Hellfire Ramparts, clearing to the final boss encounter, Vazruden and Nazan. We didn’t read strats, or watch videos, so we didn’t know that the encounter started after you kill the last guard before the platform. We have dropped the last guard, and are stopping to mana up, and Vent erupts with Squirrel yelling “I found him!” I look on my screen and see Squirrel hopping up and down on his way back to us, with the boss in tow behind him. We die a horrible death, and it takes me a while to regain my composure before we can make another attempt.
I also remember spending HOURS in Shadow Labyrinth trying to defeat Blackheart the Inciter. We were honestly in there for over 4 hours on one boss fight, and we called it that night. We just could not get that fight down, and although we did get frustrated, we never stopped laughing about our lack of skill. There was never any finger pointing or drama. The day after, when Dev logged in, I whispered her to join me in vent, that I had a surprise for her. I told her I got a whisper from a game master, and they felt so bad for us, they created an in-game title just for us. She believed it at first, until I told her the title would be <Blackheart’s Bitches>.
Those four, but especially Dev and Squirrel, are my best memories of this game. Shortly after I left my alliance side guild, my foursome left as well. Dev and Squirrel eventually stopped playing, and Qaraq transferred servers due to personal reasons. I need to log in alliance side to say hey to Shadow, but I never seem to catch him on. Dev and I stay in touch sporadically out of the game, but it has been a while since we last spoke. There was talk about her and Squirrel coming back for Cata, but I haven’t heard anything since. Hopefully they will come back, and we can make even more memories in game.
Again, thank you for stopping by, and I hope you find many wonderful memories in your World of Warcraft.